Ron Dennis claims he is neither offended nor upset about the decision to send an FIA delegate to gauge equality in the McLaren garage over the course of the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend, the final round of the season.

McLaren will need to be seen to be equal towards both Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos in response to feelings in Spain, as Dennis claims, that their double world champion will not get a fair chance to challenge the team-mate he claims is favoured over him.

Nonetheless, Dennis invited Carlos Garcia, the head of the Spanish motorsport federation, as a guest to the McLaren team over the weekend, in addition to the scrutineer that set to be present over the course of qualifying and the race.

Indeed, instead of seeing the decision to watch the team as offensive, Dennis believes it is a chance to show that the much publicised 'favouring of one over the other' has no substantial truth.

"I made contact with the FIA representative in Spain and met him and his colleague, his assistant, and invited them here because there is obviously a firm belief in Spain that we are not being equal handed and that is contrary to the fact.

"I felt that it would perhaps defuse the situation and we did, we meet on Wednesday morning and had a perfectly amicable conversation and I said to make sure there is no inability to communicate, that Pedro [de la Rosa] would translate for them and they can ask any question and we will give them an honest answer.

"I think there is going to be an additional scrutineer in the garage tomorrow. As far as I am concerned he can wear a headset and he can do anything he wants. It only makes it even more transparent and more apparent to everybody that we are only doing what we said we would do and I have no problem with it, but the people said are you offended? or upset? and it is just not relevant to us.

"We just get on with our job and be judged by the results of the race and, hopefully, it will be a good fair outcome and nobody will have any complaints."

 

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